BOSTON (CBS) — Musicians have taken to the stage at the Esplanade to perform for hundreds of thousands parked in front of the Hatch Shell for Boston’s Fourth of July celebration.

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Boston Pops played some Frank Sinatra hits.

Maestro Keith Lockhart led the audience in a patriotic sing-along.

Melinda Doolittle sang “That’s Life.”

The former “American Idol” contestant and Michelle Brooks Thompson sang “Proud Mary.”

The duo also sang “I’m a Woman” and “Home.”

Sons of Serendip also performed “Firework.”

Michael Cavanaugh impressed the crowd with his performances including “My Life” and “It’s Still Rock and Roll.”


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